Iraq War Commander’s Security Firm Probed Over Alleged $135Mn Fraud – 28 April 2015

RT logoA private security company run by an ex-special forces colonel, who famously gave a rousing speech on the eve of the Iraq War, is now under investigation by a US government watchdog for alleged fraud.

Colonel Tim Collins, who was investigated for war crimes, now finds his firm New Century Consulting (NCC) under the spotlight as part of an ongoing investigation into the American defense contractor Imperatis by the US government’s Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the Independent reports.

SIGAR’s remit is to “promote efficiency” and “detect and prevent waste, fraud, and abuse” in Afghanistan.

In the process of fulfilling a Pentagon contract, nearly $130 million in “unsupported” and “questioned” costs were paid to NCC, the SIGAR audit of Imperatis found.

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